Cloud Computing: Chrome OS Notebooks from Samsung, Acer Steal the Show at Google I/O
Google VP Sundar Pichai touts Chrome OS during the keynote.
Chrome Browser Features
Pichai lists the benefits of the Chrome browser here.
Samsung Series 5
Here is Samsung's Chromebook, offering users a 12.1-inch screen and 8.5 hours of continuous usage, supported by a dual-core Intel Atom processor.
Acer's notebook is a tad smaller, sporting an 11.6-inch display, 6 hours of usage and the Intel chip.
Chromebook Retail Channel
Here are the distribution channels for both devices.
Chrome for Businesses
Chrome for Businesses will cost enterprise users $28 per month per user, with a three-year subscription for a Samsung or Acer Chromebook.
Chrome Goes to School
Chrome for Education provides the same tools for $20 per month per user.
Google is promising support, including hardware replacements for when the Chromebooks break down, degrade or are damaged.
The Samsung Chromebox is a portable desktop option for Chrome OS business users.
Documents in Chrome OS
Google shows off document file in Chrome OS.
Document in Full
See the document rendered in the Chrome browser.
Chrome OS Media Player
Google has added a media player to Chrome OS.
Playing Video, Music
The player will run music and video.
Google Music Beta
Google's Music beta, running in Chrome.
Users may port their Picasa photos to Chrome and manage them there.
Offline App Support
Chrome OS applications such as Gmail, Google Docs and apps from these partners will run offline.